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Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet

Placa Corona d'Arago, 11, 43448 Poblet, Spain
+34 977 87 00 89
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Considered one of the largest in Spain, this Cistercian abbey surrounds a 12th-century church.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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13 Mar 2017
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Placa Corona d'Arago, 11, 43448 Poblet, Spain
+34 977 87 00 89
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a guided tour which was interesting. There were lots of areas to explore and worth a visit if you are in Poblet.

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We do not speak Spanish, but still did not have a problem paying for the tour. It is a lovely site, and we didn't have many other tourists there, so it was very peaceful. The guide was so nice to us too. I Highly recommend...More

Reviewed 11 February 2017

After the cathedrals of Burgos, Salamanca and Segovia, the monastery abd church are a real treat. Modest, beautiful, peaceful! Go and visit it!

Thank Johannes C
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Even if you speak perfect Catalan or Castellano DO NOT buy the entrance with the tour included. unfortunately we did this and we were totally RIPPED OFF. Here's what happened: We were happy to just visit freely without a guide but at the time of...More

2  Thank LisaMarieSykes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful monastery. Unfortunately there was no guided tour in English and because you can not tour the monastery on your own you have to join the Spanish tour. But you receive a booklet in English. The tour takes about 1 hour and is very...More

Thank Margie J
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to have a private tour by the mayor of mount blanc and the abbot. The tour was exceptional as was the history of th location. We were lucky to have this opportunity and I encourage all to visit.

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This monastery was originally founded in 1150, and over the years played a very important role in the political life of Catalonia. It houses the tombs of several Spanish kings and queens but was abandoned in the 1830s and allowed to fall into disrepair. It...More

Thank Winner2
Reviewed 3 September 2016

You have to wait for tickets to go on specific tours so we just walked around the grounds. It doesn't take longer than an hour and was very pleasant. They have a nice looking restaurant on the grounds and a nice place across the road...More

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Beautiful monastery with absolutely gorgeous cloister and the tombs of royals. Fantastic architecture, worth seeing. My minor complaint would be towards the visitor experience, we bought the tickets and then were left to wait about twenty minutes until someone came and opened the grounds for...More

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 16 August 2016

There is a number of interesting features about Poblet monastery, but nothing that one would call extraordinary. In fact, our visit left us slightly underwhelmed for a UNESCO Wordl Heritage site. You can only enter with a guided tour, but they are not conducted in...More

Thank IlyaBurlak
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Katherine E
My husband and I are travelling to this region in June. Can you please tell me if any of the tours are in English.
9 April 2016|
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Response from JOHN P | Reviewed this property |
They only have tours in English during the high season and not many even then, We did not personally feel the lack, however. A visit to wiki the night before gives you enough background and there is a useful little hand-out... More